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An appealing plaque of a cheeky-looking chap; crowned and playing a musical instrument, with a definite look of mischief on his face?
This is no ordinary king. As the king of the traditional midwinter ?Feast of Fools?, he is probably better known as ?The Lord of Misrule? ? a person elected lord or king for the day, whose role was to create as much mayhem as humanly possible. Our little stone king of merriment certainly has a wicked glint in his eyes!
The sculpture is weatherproof, and there is a hole in the back for easy hanging.
Designed and made in England using resin-bonded Cotswold and Portland stone.